The 182-metre tall statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel has remained closed for visitors for over seven months in light of the pandemic.
On the occasion of the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Day, residents protested peacefully outside their villages by holding placards and banners.
A good number of tourists visits the facility and the CISF squad will control the entry and exit, carry out frisking of visitors in special cases and also check their bags.
The deployment will be done from August 25 with the strength of 272 personnel in the first phase.
Epidemic diseases? Administrators see the world in ways ordinary citizens cannot. The Sardar statue episode proves this yet again.
A cheating and forgery case was registered under IPC, Epidemic Diseases Act and Information Technology Act
Namaste Trump: Activist seeks US President's intervention to save tribals living near Statue of Unity
Praful Vasava has urged Trump to 'meditate' on the issue between the agitating tribals living near the Statue of Unity and BJP-led governments in Gujarat and at the Centre.
The Statue of Unity was opened to the public on October 31, 2018 to mark the birth anniversary of the country's first home minister.
The 'Statue of Unity', dedicated to Sardar Patel, was unveiled by Modi on October 31 last year at Sadhu Bet island on Narmada river.
The Gujarat government will be providing free land to the Kerala government to construct a Kerala House near the Statue of Unity.
Vallabhbhai’s Patel statue, named as the Statue of Unity, will be unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.